Frederic Malle PORTRAIT OF A LADY eau de parfum
Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle is a feminine Oriental Floral created by perfumer Dominique Ropion and launched in 2010. It has an aroma profile of warm spicy, amber, rose, woody, patchouli, balsamic, fruity, smoky, floral, and powdery facets.
Portrait of a Lady is named after the novel by Henry James from the 1881. The perfume deals with rose note and spices in a new, modern way that varies between the oriental and chypre theme with patchouli, natural and intense, dominating the heart of the composition. Portrait of a Lady is a modern, elegant and unusual expression of the Victorian novel, its heroine, Isabel Archer, her fate and the quest for freedom. She smells of dark roses, mystical and intense.
Consider perfume a portrait of its wearer: the sound of her voice, her gaze, the way she plays cards. At once timeless and resonant with today, here is a scent that speaks of her innate sophistication. Charm that emanates from within, boldly depicted without; an expressive portrayal of modern grace.
At the fore, an exuberant dose of Turkish rose — 400 flowers per 100ml bottle, no less. Beneath, a bed of patchouli heart imbued with sandalwood and frankincense. An accord of clove, blackcurrant and raspberry binds the perfume together for a final characterful brushstroke.
Lady, in profile.
Offered is a 1.6oz/50ml bottle in the sealed package.